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Best Restaurants In San Francisco Open For Thanksgiving In 2012

So you don't want to spend hours slaving over the stove cooking the big Thanksgiving meal. That doesn't mean you should be relegated to lousy premade food or frozen meals. Here are some of the top San Francisco locations to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner this year.
1300 Fillmore

1300 on Fillmore
1300 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 771-7100

Hours: Seatings at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

In the heart of the Jazz District, 1300 Fillmore serves up "Soulful American" cuisine that uses classic French cooking techniques combined with the best California seasonal ingredients and with a touch of southern flavor. The restaurant will offer a Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu to remember at $59 per person. Enjoy a unique holiday dinner with a trip to this trendy San Francisco locale.

Epic Roasthouse
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EPIC Roasthouse
369 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 369-9955

Hours: 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a picturesque Thanksgiving overlooking the Bay Bridge at EPIC Roasthouse. To celebrate the holiday, the restaurant will be offering a four-course prix-fixe menu at $85 for adults and $40 for kids 12 and under. An optional wine pairing is also available for $45. EPIC is shaking up Thanksgiving with a fresh take on traditional fare. Diners can enjoy dishes like caramelized ricotta gnocchi, lobster ravioli with paddlefish caviar, succulent slow-roasted prime rib or wood-oven roasted turkey with Andouille stuffing. Finish the meal with pumpkin custard charlotte or one of its Thanksgiving granites, sorbets or ice creams. EPIC Roasthouse's full Thanksgiving menu can be found here.

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Laurel Court

Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont
950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 772-5000

Hours: Seatings from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Fairmont San Francisco is regal in every way, and for more than a century it has offered world-class holiday festivities. This year will be no different as guests can enjoy live piano while feasting on a lavish buffet of seasonal northern California-inspired fare at $55 per adult, $27.50 for children under 12 and free for children under five. Hungry patrons will experience a spread with small bites like fine cheeses and charcuterie and a fresh salad bar. For those more interested in hearty fare, they can sample a plethora of options including braised lamb shank, brioche hazelnut stuffing, sunchoke risotto and potato puree, to name a few. The dinner buffet will also feature a carving station with slow-roasted turkey, sage gravy and cranberry sauce as well as sea salt-crusted prime rib with au jus. Those looking for an adult libation can enjoy cocktails from Laurel Court Bar as well as wines and beers. Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar's holiday menu can be found here.


252 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 397-9222

Hours: 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Michelin-starred MICHAEL MINA regularly dazzles diners with its delicate flavors and artful plating with Japanese ingredients and a French influence. This Thanksgiving, executive chefs Michael Mina and Ron Siegel will delight guests with a four-course prix-fixe menu that will feature dishes like braised turkey leg croquettes and French favorites like Thanksgiving croque monsieur. Thanksgiving-day dinner is $125 per person with the option to add wine pairings for $75 a piece.

one market

One Market
1 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 777-5577

Hours: 12 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

One Market has prided itself on its farm-to-table menu creations. With fun and creative takes on dishes, diners will enjoy a satiating yet exciting Thanksgiving feast. This year, the restaurant will offer a four-course prix-fixe dinner at $62 per person and $29 per child 10 and under. Who needs the typical fare when you can enjoy dishes like pumpkin risotto, beet carpaccio or sheep's milk ricotta ravioli? Enjoy a sweet ending with one of its desserts like the sugar pie pumpkin frozen soufflé or the more decadent Valrhona chocolate mousse roulade. One Market's complete Thanksgiving menu can be found here.

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Jenna Broughton can frequently be found exploring the streets of San Francisco looking for her next adventure and gastronomic delight. She has traveled far and wide, from Paris to Savannah, GA, to satisfy her adventurous palate. Her work can be found at

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